Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 8:29 pm
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2014. There are 319 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The shameful and unprovoked assault on the editor of this paper by a mob led by Maj. J.M. Beardsley is arousing deep indignation throughout the city and county.
1889 -- 125 years ago: M. Lee Galt was elected president of the Illini Club.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Adelphic Literary Society of Augustana College joined the Illinois Association of Literary Societies.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Six Carbon Cliff homes are under quarantine because of smallpox, and some of them have more than one patient ill with the disease.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Brotherhood Week begins tomorrow. Launching the weeklong observance will be a Day of Brotherhood program at 3 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Speaker will be Charles L. Smith, professor of Old Testament at Drake Divinity School, Des Moines, Iowa.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island-Milan School Board on Tuesday voted to sell the abandoned Franklin Junior High School for $500 to a group of local churches that hopes to use the building for adult and youth programs.

















 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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